Elizabeth Taylor - Complete Short Stories
Released: 21/06/2012 Virago PressElizabeth Taylor, predictably overshadowed by the actress that shared her name, has been championed by a fair few modern authors as one of Britain's most underrated novelists. Almost 40 years after her death, this new collection brings to light rediscovered stories alongside other gems: all delicately nuanced insights into everyday life. For more information visit: http://www.littlebrown.co.uk/Title/9781844088409 Buy: http://www.waterstones.com/waterstonesweb/products/elizabeth+taylor/complete+short+st…
Guardian“Her bracing honesty is truly funny...” Yet Taylor is far too brave to use alcohol to provide drama, or to explain her more extreme characters. Her world, like ours, is full of perfectly sober monsters, egotists whose egoes we boost...
Financial Times“Creating a world so fully realised...” Reading this enormous volume it seems there is nothing Taylor cannot do. She is as comfortable in a milieu of near-hysterical jubilation as she is in a half-lit, introspective setting. She is as profound in her understanding of children...
The Telegraph“Taylor beautifully constructs awkward social scenes...” Through the early stories - which can seem melodramatic and caricatured, progressively finessed as Taylor pares down - we see prototypes of characters fleshed out in the novels...
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